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10 spots for Tuesday cheap eats

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Making it through Monday definitely deserves a celebratory dinner but, because there’s still a whole week to get through, better make it a cheap one.

Here’s 10 spots to eat a tasty Tuesday dinner that won’t cost you an arm and a leg.


  • The Southport Yacht Club: Right on the water, this lovely little place offers a chicken parmi with chips and salad for just $12.90. Gobble that up while ogling all the fancy yachts floating about nearby. At 1 Macarthur Parade, Main Beach
  • Brooklyn Depot: If you’re keen to party on a Tuesday eve, Brooklyn Depots’ Frat Tuesday’s are where it’s at. Grab yourself $1 Wings all night long as well as unlimited fries with every side AND there are board games on every table and plenty more fun to be had. At The 4217, Beach Rd, Surfers Paradise
  • Salt Meats Cheese: Ever seen pasta prepared in a cheese wheel? Well now you can thanks to Salt Meats Cheese. These legends offer $25 Truffle Cheese Wheel Pasta for your tasting and viewing pleasure. At The 4217, Beach Rd, Surfers Paradise
  • Stingray Lounge: Stop it Stingray Lounge. These colourful characters are all about tacos on a Tuesday and can grab yourself a few for just $3 a pop. Yep, that’s as good as it gets. At QT Gold Coast, 7 Staghorn Ave, Surfers Paradise


  • MexiCali: Perched high above Nobby’s, MexiCali, has epic tacos for the encourage-you-to-overindulge price of just $5 each. At 2223 Gold Coast Hwy, Nobby Beach
  • Sway Contemporary Thai: Sway Contemporary Thai brings you a selection of stir-fry’s every Tuesday night for $15. It’s Burleigh’s hidden gem, go check it out. At Old Burleigh Theatre Arcade, Burleigh Heads
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  • Currumbin Beach Vikings: Currumbin Beach Vikings, perched right above the sea, offers two for one meals on a Tuesday night from 5pm. Really, it’s three for one if you include that crazy view. At 741 Pacific Pde, Currumbin
  • BiN 72: Keeping it in the family is BiN 72 in Coolangatta also serving up $6 gourmet tacos for our southern friends. Bonus: you can people watch and listen to the crashing waves while scoffing tacos. Yes. At The Strand, 72-80 Marine Pde, Coolangatta
  • baskk at Kirra Point: If you haven’t been to the breezy, beachside newbie that is baskk at Kirra Point, here’s the motivation you need. On Tuesday’s they offer $10 share plates and be warned, you’ll want to try them all. At 52-58 Marine Pde, Coolangatta.
  • Beach Burrito Coolangatta: You guessed it, it’s taco Tuesday at Beach Burrito in Coolangatta. Get yourself $3 tacos from their super long list and wander across the road to enjoy them by the beach. At 72-80 Marine Pde, Coolangatta

Words by Kirra Smith

10 Gold Coast happy hour deals to try

Is there anything that makes you happier than cheap drinks? Neither. Because now is the best time for beverage consuming, we’ve found the top 9 spots to make the most of your hard earned cash (and beat that absolutely unnecessary heat).

You’re welcome.

Apres Surf Kitchen & Bar
Happy hour comes around daily at your favourite surf shack. Pop in Apres Surf from 5pm to 6pm for $5 house drinks and $10 selected cocktails. They’ve also got tasty food deals most nights so your shiny coins will stretch far.
Where: 2376 Gold Coast Highway Mermaid Beach

Bine Bar & Dining
It’s a beer bonanza at Bine with $5 craft beer daily daily from 4pm to 6pm. Why not grab some 50c wings to go with it. On Thursdays head in for a $15 parmi and paddle where you get to taste five beers and down your fave dinner option.
Where: 1/28 Chairlift Ave, Nobbys Beach

Stingray Lounge
Keep it classy at Stingray Lounge on Taco Tuesdays from 5pm to 10pm. There are $3 tacos and $10 cocktail specials (margaritas please). Tequila Thursdays are a good time with tequila from $15 and additional $10 quesadillas.
Where: 7 Staghorn Ave Surfers Paradise

Helm Bar Surfers
Get your cheap eats and a million dollar view at Helm Bar on the water in Surfers. Happy hour runs every weekday from 10am to 12pm and 4pm to 6pm. On the weekends it’s Saturday from 10am to 11am and 9pm to 1am and Sunday from 3.30pm to 5.30pm.
Where: 30 – 34 Ferny Ave Surfers Paradise

On Sundays at Steampunk you can indulge in a double dose of goodness with drink specials (changes weekly) and live music. Oh and Espresso Martinis are a measly $10 all day, every day so there’s no excuse not to spend all your time there.
Where: Level 1, 3113 Surfers Paradise Blvd, Surfers Paradise

Unsurprisingly, Burleigh’s home of the never ending good times, Nightjar, has epic happy hour deals. On Friday, Saturday and Sunday’s from 4pm to 6pm there’s $5 basics (including Sailor Jerry, dry and lime HELLO). It’s guaranteed fun and frivolity.
Where: Justin Laneway, Burleigh Heads

Harry's Sports Bar (Image: © 2019 Inside Gold Coast)
Harry's Sports Bar (Image: © 2019 Inside Gold Coast)

Mecca Bah
Not only do these guys do a delicious feast they also have $5 selected drinks from 3pm to 6pm Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday and Saturday from 3pm to 5pm. Make a night of it and stay for dinner once you’ve slayed a few beverages.
Where: 3 Oracle Blvd, Broadbeach

BiN 12
BiN 12 in beautiful Burleigh graces you with a happy hour every Tuesday from 5pm to 6pm – perfect for after works knock offs. In other exciting news, they also offer a Taco Tuesday deal with some of the most delicious tacos on the Coast for just $6. Race ya.
Where: James Street, Burleigh Heads

Harry’s Steak Bistro & Bar
Make a date with Harry on Friday, Saturday and Sunday afternoons from 2pm until 5pm with drink and food specials that’ll absolutely make your weekend. It’s called Harry’s Hour and we like the way he thinks. Everything there is exceptional so do yourself a favour.
Where: 1744 Gold Coast Hwy, Burleigh Heads

Elephant Rock Café
Keen for a frosty cold beverage and one of the best views in town? Same. Head down to Elephant Rock Café in Currumbin overlooking the ocean and with $5 wine and beers and $10 nibbles on Friday’s from 4 to 6pm. Happy days.
Where: 776 Pacific Pde, Currumbin

Words by Kirra Smith

9 spots for Wednesday cheap eats

Bine Bar & Dining (image supplied)
Bine Bar & Dining (image supplied)

Hump day is always a fun time, the week is half over and it’s a downhill slope to the weekend. You know what else is a fun time? Cheap and delicious foods. Combine the two and you’ve got yourself the best day of the week.

Here you go hungry ones (listed from north to south).

At Misono Japanese Steakhouse (within Surfers Paradise Marriott Resort & Spa) you can enjoy quite the delicious feast for just $45pp. Choose from steak, chicken and salmon or steak, chicken and scallops plus Miso Soup, salad, steamed rice and vegetables. It’s quite the feast.
Where: 158 Ferny Ave, Surfers Paradise

Pork belly ramen certainly sounds like the goods and of course, Après Surf has you covered there. Just $10 for the tasty treat, get it while the nights are still chilly.
Where: 2376 Gold Coast Highway, Mermaid Beach

What’s not to love about The Cambus Wallace, tucked away in Nobby’s. On Wednesday’s there’s $15 whisky glazed ribs and soulful jazz tunes. So. Much. Goodness. 
Where: 2237 Gold Coast Hwy, Nobby Beach

Bine Bar & Dining are serving up $1 dumplings every Wednesday so you may shovel as many into your face as you can afford. There’s vegetable, pork and chicken and prawn flavours so get down there for a feast.
Where: 1/28 Chairlift Ave, Miami

Miami Marketta (image supplied)

Miami Marketta is the place to be on hump day with tons of tasty tapas plates to share with your mates (or not). From just six bucks a pop, you can afford to splurge.
Where: 23 Hillcrest Pde, Miami

It’s ladies night at Ze Pickle and for $20 gals, you can get yourself a Chee-ze Burger and a glass of house wine. Bottoms up.
Where: Cnr or Park Ave and Connor Sts, Burleigh Heads

Overlooking (and right on top of tbh) the ocean is Currumbin Beach Vikings, the much-loved surf club for young and old. They do $10 meals on Wednesdays, think fish and chips, steak and schnitzels. At Where: 741 Pacific Pde, Currumbin

The Kirra Surf Club is always a fun time and particularly if you’re down that way on a Wednesday. Grab yourself a (super filling) $16 schnitzel chips and salad and a frosty beer to wash it down.
Where: 15 Marine Pde, Kirra

Southerners get excited, at The Coolangatta Hotel on Wednesday’s you can eat all the oysters for just $1 each or $1.50 for Kilpatrick. Yes please.
Where: Cnr Warner St and Marine PDe, Coolangatta

Words by Kirra Smith.

Recipe: Teriyaki Salmon Bowl



¼ a cup coconut aminos (healthy substitute for soy sauce)
¼ a cup of juice from fresh orange
¼ a cup of honey
2 tablespoons of white vinegar
1 large garlic clove, crushed
1cm knob fresh ginger, grated
2 teaspoons of olive oil
¼ teaspoon of chilli powder
1 teaspoon of arrowroot powder

3 cups of sliced red cabbage
1 carrot
1 capsicum
½ a red onion
1 cup of fresh coriander
1 tablespoon of olive oil
Salt to taste


2 fillets of salmon
1 tablespoon of olive oil
1 tablespoon of sesame seeds


To make the teriyaki sauce, place the coconut aminos, orange juice, honey, white vinegar, crushed garlic, grated ginger, olive oil and chilli powder in a small saucepan on the stove over medium heat. Stir ingredients until combined. Allow to simmer for 10 minutes, stirring to avoid burning.

Add the arrowroot powder to thicken the mixture by sifting it into the saucepan and whisking at the same time. Once the sauce has thickened, set aside.

Prepare the salad by slicing the red cabbage very finely. Julienne the carrots and finely slice the capsicum and red onion. Roughly chop coriander and Place all the ingredients in a large bowl. Toss with the olive oil and salt.

To prepare the salmon, cut each fillet in half length-ways and cut into eight pieces. Heat a large pan over a medium heat with the olive oil. Place the salmon pieces in the pan and sear for three minutes on each side. In the final minute of cooking coat salmon with teriyaki sauce (be careful not to burn it). Remove salmon from heat.

To plate up, divide the salad into four bowls and place the teriyaki salmon pieces on top of the salad. Sprinkle with the sesame seeds and serve.

Preparation time 15 minutes

Cooking time 16 minutes

Serves 4

For more great recipes by Gold Coast local Caralee Caldwell, check out her page here.

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